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University College provides academic curricula, as well as academic support services for all TAMIU students. Our goal is to help you succeed while obtaining your degree.

Our Programs

Signature Courses: Spring 2017


Signature Courses

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Signature Courses are unique courses that intertwine varied disciplines so that an integrated inquiry is pursued. Signature courses are part of the Core Curriculum which provide opportunities for students to explore cross disciplinary topics through the development of rigorous intellectual skills expected of college students. These courses target freshman students early in their college careers in an intellectually engaging multi-disciplinary experience, while exposing them to new areas of study and extraordinary faculty sharing their own areas of interest. Signature Courses cultivate skills that are needed to become successful in meeting academic rigor expected in postsecondary settings.

Featured Signature Course

Why Frankenstein Still Scares Us

Clones bred for body parts. Bio-engineered supermen. AI robots think, feel, and kill. Frankenfoods. These modern scientific uncertainties are all variations on fears Mary Shelley expressed in her 1818 novel Frankenstein. This course will study how, for nearly 200 years Shelley's novel has been used to express fears about scientific experiments that could go horribly wrong- from galvanism to nuclear experimentation to genetic engineering. The course looks at how literature helps form our views of society and ethics; and how the name "Frankenstein" stands for what we fear...

Student Support Services

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Advising and Mentoring Center

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The Advising and Mentoring Center (AMC) works with the Freshman, Sophomore, Student-Athlete, and Incoming Transfer Student populations to ensure a smooth transition and adjustment throughout their academic programs.

Service-Learning Center

Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 223

The Service-Learning Center supports the development and implementation of service-learning courses at TAMIU. Service-learning engages students in hands-on experience, enhancing academic content.

Testing Center

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The Testing Center provides a variety of exams to both TAMIU alumni as well as the community in a welcoming quiet environment.

TRiO Student Support Services

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The TRiO program provides tutoring, counseling, remediation and other support services to eligible undergraduate students.

University Learning Center

Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 205

The University Learning Center provides the campus community an array of academic support programs such as one to one tutoring, supplemental instruction, group tutoring and exam preparation workshops.

Writing Center

Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 203

The Writing Center provides free individual and small-group tutoring session, online assistance, peer review/writing sessions, and writing workshops.

Our International Focus

Reading the Globe

Student participating in TAMIU Reading the Globe's India trip

The Common Reading Program is a University-wide initiative aimed at engaging all members of the university and surrounding community in a common curricular experience. Dubbed “Reading the Globe", the program has enabled all First Year students to engage a selected internationally focused book through their University Seminar during the Fall semester. After application, competitive essay and interview, a group of students is selected for a study-travel opportunity related to the setting of the Common Read utilized.

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